Training Courses

Surviving Project Management

Three Day Course

Overview

This course is specifically designed to enable those new to project management to make considered decisions regarding the validity of a project, pre-plan projects, carry out risk analysis and produce a project plan using Critical Path Analysis (PERT) techniques.

You will learn how to effectively maintain control of projects and present a project to other people so that they can understand what is happening and can support you in your objectives. Finally you will cover how to accurately cost projects as well as a brief introduction to Earned Value Analysis.You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

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    From £599 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • What is project management?
    • What are the fundamental problems to be addressed?
    • The role of the project manager

    Project aims and objectives
    • Defining aims and objectives: the Business case
    • Preparing a Project Initiation Document
    • Assessing the relative importance of time, cost and quality
    • Project Risk Analysis

    Estimating the workload
    • Realistic forecasting
    • Use of work standards, historical data and standard deviation techniques

    Getting started
    • Creating a preliminary product list
    • Using a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Producing a project plan using PERT techniques
    • Allowing for contingency - lead and lag
  • Analysis of a project plan
    • Calculating the Critical Path
    • Understanding float (slack) and contingency
    • Calculating project costs
    • Dealing with resource conflicts

    Control of the project's progress
    • Setting a baseline
    • The management of change

    People management
    • Stakeholders
    • Potential problems
    • Team management
    • Decision making in leadership
    • Delegation and motivation

    Stress management
    • Causes of stress and myths about stress
    • The parasympathetic and sympathetic states
    • Positive stress management techniques
    • A stress reduction self-evaluation exercise

    Questions and answers
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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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Attendees surveyed19635
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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